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The Adventures of Robin Hood - Blackmail

Published 1956

In this episode of the popular British television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood", blackmail in the theme of the episode.

Run time 24 minutes 49 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White


Reviewer: lredman1 - - November 22, 2012
Subject: Wrong Episode Number
This is S02E03, not S03E03
Reviewer: sarahp. - - August 1, 2012
Subject: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Blackmail (1956)
„The Adventure of Robin Hood - Blackmail“ is a british television series consisted of 143 half-hour episodes in black and white. The show aired weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV (London; Sunday) and on CBS (Monday). The series had a staggered start across the other regions from 1956-1961 as the ITV regional stations came on-air for the first time in the UK.
The „Blackmail“ episode (season 3, episode 3) aired the 15. oktober 1956. This show is the first television adaption of the tale "The Adventures of Robin Hood" by Richard Carpenter. But most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.

The programme was produced by Sapphire Films Ltd for ITC Entertainment and it was filmed at Nettlefold Studios with some location work. The series was shot on 35mm film to provide the best possible picture quality, and had fade-outs where US commercials were intended to slot in.

The TV-show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. In the 12th Century Robin Hood (Richard Greene) steales from the rich to help the poor. Little John (Archie Duncan) and Friar Tuck (Alexander Gauge) are his loyal men, standing by his side. The Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Wheatley) and Prince John (Donald Pleasence) want to stop the activity and are constantly chasing after the gang. Robin's true love is Maid Marian (Bernadette O'Farrell), which belongs to the court of Prince John. But always, she supplied Robin Hood useful tips. Sir Richard (Ian Hunter) is the king.

„The Adventure of Robin Hood - Blackmail“ is an episode of an action and adventure serie with an eventful plot and the struggle of the Outlaw against the bad or for the love of a wife. Thus, Robin Hood influenced the type of adventure movie hero as positive connotation, energetic swashbuckler that can defy social conventions, but ultimately subject to noble code of honor.

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Reviewer: Furrows - - December 10, 2010
Subject: Parental guidance
This does not need to be prefaced with a parental warning. There is nothing objectionable in them. They were made for TV in 1956 for goodness sake.